Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday condemned the midnight police baton charge on girl students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which is in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency.
“AAP appeals to student community across the country to maintain peace and calm, and wait for the appropriate time to throw this intolerant government out of power,” said AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said.
Bharadwaj said that it is unpardonable and shameful that police, instead of acting on the girl student’s complaint of alleged molestation, ordered male police personnel to enter girls hostels during night hours.
“Central government appointed Vice-Chancellor of BHU has shamed his post by allowing police to enter the campus to crush a peaceful protest by girl students who were demanding security from eve-teasers and molesters,” he said.
AAP said that scary images and videos from the BHU showing lathi-wielding policemen chasing girl students in the night prove that police had been directed by the BJP government to crush the peaceful and innocent students’ protest.